Sunday, March 27, 2011

The World's Largest Christmas Store

In my search for all things Christmas, I found out that Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is the world's largest Christmas store. It's located in Frankenmuth, Michigan. It was started by Wallace Bronner in 1945.
Wally Bronner & Santa
All images are from Google Images

You can read more on the history of how he started his business Here.

 They also have an online website you can order anything imaginable for Christmas! OH MY, I would love to visit there for a whole day, but since it's to far away, the next best thing is to order from their website! I love to exchange ornaments for Christmas gifts and they have a big selection of those...woohoo! Here is the link to their online store, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

There's also a 68 page E-Catalog to browse through which you can find HERE.

They have quite a selection of Christmas goodies from personalized ornaments and gifts, to collectibles, trees & accessories, garlands & wreaths, Nativity Scenes, lights, advent calendars, Santa suits & hats, and much more.

You can view an Interactive Virtual Tour of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland HERE.

Penguins...I love penguins...:)

Half-mile long Christmas Lane lined with
 lights attracting millions each year.

 Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is visited annually by over two million people, with the weekend after Thanksgiving being the busiest of the year with over 50,000 visitors. Its inventory exceeds 50,000 trims and gifts, including Christmas ornaments, artificial Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, collectibles, and similar goods. Each year, approximately 600,000 glass ornaments, 530,000 feet (161,000 m) of garland, 150,000 postcards and 86,000 light sets (nearly 530 miles (850 km) of light cords) are sold. Bronner's has the exclusive right to sell Precious Moments Christmas-themed figurines. With the government of Austria's permission and in keeping with the German theme of Frankenmuth itself, Bronner's built a replica of the Oberndorf, Austria, Silent Night Memorial Chapel in 1992 as a tribute to the Christmas hymn "Silent Night"
Read about Bronner's Silent Night Memorial Chapel Here.

Wallace "Wally" Bronner died April 1, 2008 at age 81.

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Wow! My inner child would definitely come out visiting this store! LOL! Hope you enjoy visiting all of the links above.

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